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skuthorp
08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
In a sideline to the political melting pot in the middle east comes the attempt to turn Turkey from a parliamentary democracy to a virtual presidential dictatorship. This is tied up with the Islamisation of the society by conservative elements and the centralisation of power by Erduan's party. He, BTW, has been accused of corruption.
"Turkey’s government is improperly using its leverage over media to limit public debate about government actions and punish journalists and media owners who dispute government claims, deepening the country’s political and social polarization"
http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/special-reports/democracy-crisis-corruption-media-and-power-turkey#.U-VEBCh8tFI